Convert 7mm RUM to??

brando32

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Hello, I am new to this. I have a Remington model 700 in 7mm RUM I took in on a trade. As I’ve seen the ammo is hard to come by, and barrel life is short. I want to convert it to something that’s just all around more convenient. And in simple English as if you were explaining to someone who had no clue. I’m wondering what I would need to change, i.e. barrel, bolt, etc. as I’ve said I’m new to this and wanting to get into long range shooting. Just clueless here
 

Rum Man

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I wish I had a dollar for every time I heard the barrel life is short . Hmmm
Do you know anybody that shoots and hunts normal that ever shot out a barrel??
Lots of things in Life to worry about besides barrel Life ! 😃😃
Just do as stated above ! Shoot and injoy it ! Then after 1000 plus rounds or so rebarrel to the 300 Rum or if your ready to shoot some 300 gr. Bullets try the 338 Rum or the 338 Edge ! All three are my favorite!!

Rum Man
 

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I’ll throw out a completely different angle. Sell it and use the money toward something like a Tikka CTR in 6.5 creed. Shooting a 7 rum isn’t fun, you pretty much have to reload for it, brass isn’t easy to find and you probably won’t ever shoot enough to get proficient with these hang ups.
Throw a trigger spring in a CTR, put a good scope on it and start learning. Factory Ammo was easy to find but it’s a little tough right now but it’s still out there.
 

Wolf76

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Hello, I am new to this. I have a Remington model 700 in 7mm RUM I took in on a trade. As I’ve seen the ammo is hard to come by, and barrel life is short. I want to convert it to something that’s just all around more convenient. And in simple English as if you were explaining to someone who had no clue. I’m wondering what I would need to change, i.e. barrel, bolt, etc. as I’ve said I’m new to this and wanting to get into long range shooting. Just clueless here

Could you explain what your goals are? Hunting (if so, what and how far?), target shooting, etc. How much $$$ you have for a budget?
Your 7 Rum has a magnum bolt face and a long action - this leads to a plethora of options if you rebarrel the gun. The 700 platform has an infinite number of aftermarket options.
 
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FEENIX

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Hello, I am new to this. I have a Remington model 700 in 7mm RUM I took in on a trade. As I’ve seen the ammo is hard to come by, and barrel life is short. I want to convert it to something that’s just all around more convenient. And in simple English as if you were explaining to someone who had no clue. I’m wondering what I would need to change, i.e. barrel, bolt, etc. as I’ve said I’m new to this and wanting to get into long range shooting. Just clueless here
Welcome to LRH and enjoy it!

You will get plenty of recommendations so I will skip that part. :)

Ed
 

Ranger Rick

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I wish I had a dollar for every time I heard the barrel life is short . Hmmm
Do you know anybody that shoots and hunts normal that ever shot out a barrel??
Lots of things in Life to worry about besides barrel Life ! 😃😃
Just do as stated above ! Shoot and injoy it ! Then after 1000 plus rounds or so rebarrel to the 300 Rum or if your ready to shoot some 300 gr. Bullets try the 338 Rum or the 338 Edge ! All three are my favorite!!

Rum Man
Rum,
You have a collection of canons :) How is YOUR shoulder? What brakes are you using?
 
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